Respect and trust are essential for successful managers

Cameron Hill investigates the qualities of the most prominent coaches in sport, and the best way to communicate within their team

Good managers generally possess the same traits. A great eye for detail is paramount, as is an ability to concentrate under immense pressure. As Andre Agassi puts it: “Pressure means that everything’s working.” A solid manager also serves as an


Brave DUFC no match for experienced Clontarf

The notable absence of crucial senior stars saw Smeeth’s side run out of steam, Cameron Hill reports


Clontarf 31

DUFC’s Senior XV’s winless woes continued on Thursday night as they fell to a 31-7 defeat against a strong Clontarf side in College Park. Despite brave defence in the first half, fatigue and inexperience proved critical, …


World Cup 2018: Quarter-final previews

In a tournament that has thrown up plenty of surprises already, the quarter-finals are sure to follow suit

With the business end of the tournament fast approaching, it is only fair to accept that while there have been some truly wonderful moments at this World Cup, the patience of many fans has been tested by a few drab …


World Cup 2018: the winners and losers so far

After the first match of the knockout stages, DUAFC take a look at the best and worst of World Cup 2018

The World Cup is only at the halfway point, and already there are many talking points.  As the tournament transitions from the mostly dull group stages to the ruthless knockout rounds, now is a perfect time to discuss the main


Trinity staff and students complete the Wicklow 200

The funds raised will go towards the postgraduate student hardship fund

Trinity Wheelers, a team formed from Trinity staff and students, have completed the annual charity cycle, the Wicklow 200. Participants included Professor Neville Cox, Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences and Dr Aidan Seery, the …


Not the reluctant winners but the “gratefully oppressed”

Why we owe our lack of success to our fluctuating expectations and the ghost of our colonial past

“Denmark.” When it was announced that the Danes would be our opponents in the World Cup play-offs, most of us had already booked our tickets to Russia. This was a team in a similar situation to us: similar population size,


Misogyny in rugby should be sent to the sin-bin

It’s time for “the gentleman’s game” to address its problems with institutional sexism

“A gentleman’s game;” the unofficial motto of the sport of rugby union, a game traditionally associated with the upper classes, often perceived as being dominated by white Protestant men. The sport champions the ideas of sportsmanship, fair play and, above

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